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from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- --- But though this time Ovechkin was able to survive his nemesis, Sidney Crosby, let’s not rush to rewrite history and airbrush The Great 8’s blemishes out of the picture. After losing last year’s second-round Game 7 to the Penguins, Ovechkin was told that he was fat by a player he respects. He reported this year in condition befitting a 32-year-old.

This time, the winner of the Patrick Ewing Lifetime Achievement Award for most failed postseason guarantees got it right....

- Once the glass skates ultimately proved a bit too tight for Marc-Andre Fleury and his Golden Cinderellas, the final round became a rather routine affair, the more talented squad winning decisively. The final might have been played at a higher level if the league’s best two regular-season teams, Nashville and Winnipeg, hadn’t been bracketed into a second-round matchup, but, hey, the core mission of the NHL is to give lesser teams their best chance at winning....

- So if Ilya Kovalchuk gets around $6 million per on what is expected to be a two- or three-year free agent deal, then didn’t the Devils have it exactly right at pegging his AAV at $6,666,667 on the 15-year contract for which they were prosecuted/persecuted by the NHL?

more on the first three topics plus other topics...

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